Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Forgotten Sons, Shad Gaspard, Giant Haystacks & More
November 21, 2020
Dedicated to the memory of Shane Martin. Rest In Peace Sir…
It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Are you ready for some ‘rasslin? Let’s do this…
Should women be allowed to compete for the TNT Championship?
We all saw Tessa Blanchard compete for and win the Impact World Championship over at Impact Wrestling and how well that got over. (Hint: It didn’t.) The women of AEW have a title to compete for and the men of AEW have two singles titles to compete for. And that’s how it should be and remain. The men fight the men and the women fight the women. I don’t mind the occasional intergender match, but when it comes to competing for titles, keep the genders, both of them, separated.
I’m not trying to get political but last night on another page. someone said WWE should bring back The Forgotten Sons now that the election is over. if they do. I’m pretty sure Gunner wouldn’t be with them. What do you think?
I think that it was stupid to remove them from TV to start with, because of Gunner’s public support for the sitting United States President, and the hypocrisy, especially when the owner of the company also supports the current United States President, is amazing. Actually, what got Gunner, aka Jaxson Ryker in trouble, was criticizing the BLM movement. He was and is right in his criticism in my opinion and other wrestlers complained because Gunner didn’t agree with their beliefs and hurt their feelings by being honest. Yes, WWE should bring back the Forgotten Sons, and yes they should push them to the moon as an apology for punishing them for having opinions that were thought out, sincere, and in line with the President. WWE handled this situation badly and they should either bring back the team or else release them so they can go pursue their career elsewhere.
JTG says that WWE should honor Shad Gaspard with the Warrior Award. Thoughts?
I agree with this and would love to see it. The man died saving his son and from all accounts, was an honorable and good person. Tell the world and give him his just due.
Wrestling legend Bully Ray says we’ll never see another WWE
star as famous as Steve Austin or Hulk Hogan. Agree or disagree.
I agree because the WWE system is all about promoting the company brand, not the individual wrestlers. Everything is micromanaged and Vince McMahon is not going to allow any single star to get over and be bigger than the company anymore.
Arn Anderson says he’s against WWE’s marijuana policy. Should WWE fine wrestlers for smoking pot?
Well, technically it is illegal so that should be considered. And it smells terrible and makes me want to gag every time I smell that atrocious odor. But if it becomes legal, then WWE should allow their wrestlers to smoke if desired so long as they’re discreet and respectful of others with their use. I don’t personally like it and think that it’s disgusting, but I like beer, Jack Daniels, and cheap vodka so what do I know, right? If it’s not interfering with their jobs, WWE should turn their heads and ignore the partaking of the weed by their independent-contractor, non-employee wrestlers.
The Midnight Rockers (Michaels & Janetty) versus The Young Bucks. Who wins?
Shawn and Marty. Not even close in my opinion.
Is Demolition one of the greatest tag teams of all time or just a bad Road Warriors rip-off?
Demolition is one of the greatest tag teams of all time and no, they are not just a bad Road Warriors rip-off. They wore face-paint and leather, just like Animal and Hawk, but that is where the similarities end. Ax & Smash, aka Bill Eadie & Barry Darsow, two men who had long-established their reputations in pro wrestling before being put together as a tag team. The styles were different and the in-ring performances were different. It’s like comparing Baron Von Raschke and Steve Austin because they’re both bald. Both teams were tough as nails, fluid in that ring, and had great careers. And that’s all I got to say about that.
Why didn’t Giant Haystacks, aka Loch Ness, get a bigger run in WCW when he was briefly a member of the Dungeon of Doom?
If I recall correctly, Loch Ness joined the WCW in 1996 and had a few matches and there were plans to push him strongly as the long-time veteran he was, but a medical examination revealed cancer and he ended up leaving WCW to return home to Great Britain for treatment. He passed away in 1998. So medical issues and cancer kept any chance of a big push in WCW from happening. Too bad because a singles match with Loch Ness versus Hulk Hogan at the time could have been epic.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, questions, or any thoughts about these topics or any others, wrestling related or not, are appreciated. Until the next time, take care of yourself and watch out for the crazies. I’ll see you at the matches.